With the 2013-2014 off-season now underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the end of the 2013 regular season until 2014 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from short-season ball through the conclusion of the 2013 season.
As the 2013 regular season ended, the St. Louis Cardinals had 274 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his end-of-season assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization.
Don’t be concerned about the order of the players’ names within a team. It has no relative significance.
The 25-man roster for St. Louis is not in place during the off-season. Pay more attention to the players on the 40-man roster that are called out in bold.
Also listed are Cardinals organization players who became free agents following the 2013 season. Their numbers are not included in the organizational totals.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 274 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated now at The Cardinal Nation.com / Scout.com. You can see bios, photos, videos, articles, news items, links to current season and career stats and much more – everything you need to know about a player in one place.
Click on the following links to be taken to one of the nine team pages at The Cardinal Nation. You can also see rosters and player profiles back to 2004:
Once on a team page, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page for that year. For example, here is the link directly to Kolten Wong’s 2013 Memphis profile.
Looking ahead and back
Now that you’ve found this page once, remember one of three ways to get back here. Bookmark the page, type “Roster Matrix” in the dark blue search box at the upper right or use the dropdown menu at the top of the page: “Players/Staff” > “Depth Charts/Roster Matrix”.
For details behind past rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows.
Link to previous matrices: Jan–March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009-February 2010, Spring camp 2010, Opening season 2010, First half 2010, Short-season 2010, 2010-11 Off-season, 2011 spring training, 2011 regular season, 2011 short-season, 2011-2012 off-season, 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season, 2012 short season, 2012-2013 off-season, 2013 spring training, 2013 regular season, 2013 short season.
11/3: New matrix. Organization total: 274 players.
11/4: Five players became free agents: Ps Chris Carpenter, Edward Mujica and Jake Westbrook, SS Rafael Furcal and OF Carlos Beltran. Removed retired SPR 3B Matt Cerda. New organization total: 268 players.
11/5: Three players outrighted, become free agents: Mem C Rob Johnson, 1B Brock Peterson, OF Adron Chambers. 10 minor league free agents: Mem Ps Nick Additon, Richard Castillo, Ramon Delgado, Deryk Hooker. Mem OFs Chad Huffman, Jamie Romak, Justin Christian. Spr P Zack Russell, 3B Ruben Gotay. Peo P Jay Voss. New organization total: 255 players.
11/7: FA 3B Scott Moore signed to minor league deal with spring training invite. New organization total: 256 players.
11/12: 8 free agents signed: Ps Juan Alvarez, Franyel Casadilla, Oneiver Diaz; C Dennis Ortega; IF Luis Flores; OFs Andres Luna, Jonathan Rivera, Carlos Rodriguez. New organization total: 264 players.
11/15: Free agent OF/1B Jamie Romak signed minor league contract with Dodgers. FA RHR Zack Russell signed minor league deal with Texas.
11/18: Minor league FA LHS Nick Additon signed minor league deal with Baltimore. Cardinals sign free agent C Ed Easley to minor league deal with ST invite. New organization total: 265 players.
11/20: Three players added to 40-man: IF Greg Garcia, OFs Oscar Taveras, Mike O’Neill. Outrighted (removed from 40-man): LHS John Gast, 3B Jermaine Curtis, SS Ryan Jackson. Jackson claimed by Houston. New organization total: 264 players.
11/22: StL trades 3B David Freese, RHR Fernando Salas to LAA for OF Peter Bourjos, OF Randal Grichuk.
11/24: StL signs free agent SS Jhonny Peralta. New organization total: 265 players.
11/25: Minor league free agents re-sign: RHR Deryk Hooker with Oakland, OF Adron Chambers with Houston.
12/2: StL RHR John Axford non-tendered. DSL OF Carlos Luis signed as free agent.
12/5: Free agent RHR Edward Mujica signs with Red Sox. Free agent IF Rafael Furcal signs with Miami.
12/6: Free agent OF Carlos Beltran signs with Yankees.
12/11: RHS Angel Castro signed to major league contract. New organization total: 266 players.
12/12: Triple-A phase of Rule 5 draft: Added Mem SS Greg Miclat, SC 3B Jesus Ustariz. Lost Mem RHR Kevin Thomas, Spr SS Jake Lemmerman, PB LHS Hector Hernandez. New organization total: 265 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 12/12/13)
|25-man (25)||40-man (37)|
|Wainwright||Siegrist (L)||Molina||Craig||Wong||Peralta||M Carpenter
|J Kelly||Rosenthal||T Cruz||Adams||Descalso||Kozma
|Ja Garcia (L)||Choate (L)|
|MLB free agents (6)|
|(not included in totals)|
|C Carpenter (ret)||Mujica (BOS)||Furcal (MIA)||Beltran (NYY)|
|MiLB free agents (14)|
|(not included in totals)|
|Additon (L BAL)||Marte||R Johnson||Peterson||Gotay||Chambers (HOU)|
|Ri Castillo||Voss (L)||Christian|
|Hooker (OAK)||Romak (LAD)|
|Lyons (L)||Rondon||Tartamella||G Garcia||Curtis||Taveras|
|McGregor||Fornataro||A Perez||Albitz||Moore (ST invite||J Butler|
||Easley (ST invite)||Miclat
|Ferrara (L)||Baker||Rasmus||Scruggs||Walsh||M Williams||S Rodriguez|
|Blair||Miranda (L)||Stanley||Lu Mateo||Piscotty|
|Cornelius (L)||Kiekhefer (L)|
|Palm Beach (28)|
|Gaviglio||Nazario (L)||Mejia||Wisdom||An Garcia|
|Melling (L)||A Lucas||Tilson|
|C Jones||Sabatino (L)||Keener||Schaffer||B Valera||Vargas||Martin||Walton|
|S Garcia||C Thomas||Ehrlich||Caldwell||McElroy|
|State College (33+1)|
|Booden||Brookshire (L)||A DeLeon||Washington||Katz||Wiley (SL)||Ustariz||Ro Castillo|
|W Paulino||Herget||C Kelly||Voit||Schulze||Young|
|V DeLeon||Reed (L)||Bosco|
|B Freeman (L)|
|Johnson City (26)|
|F Baez||Anderson||Bean||Ringo||R Reyes||Altobelli||R Garcia||Acevedo|
|I Brito (L)||Holback||F Rodriguez||Pedroza||Jeffries|
|Al Reyes||Lomascolo (L)||Wick|
|Villegas||Escudero||L Cruz||Stone||Collymore||Pina||R Medina||Ray|
|McKinney (L)||Silva (L)||J Gomez||C Rivera||E Alvarez||Torres|
|Kaminsky (L)||D Perez (L)||Godoy||Mercado||Capellan|
|Farinaro||J Perez||E Rodriguez||Bautista|
|Hawkins (L)||S Lopez (L)|
|Arias||A DeLaCruz (L)||Ripoll||Y Sanchez||E Sosa||J Baez||Sierra|
|Parra||F Gonzalez||D Pena||R Encarnacion||D Paulino||J De La Cruz||Franco|
|Medrano||Gavin (L)||J Lopez||L Flores||Cordoba||Alvarado|
|Jor Rodriguez||E Encarnacion||Ortega||Linares||R Luna|
|R Santos||J Lara||Bandes|
|J Mateo||Urena (L)||Talavera|
|D Gonzalez||Oca (L)||A Luna|
|Alcantara||R Sanchez||J Rivera|
|O Diaz||DeLaRosa||C Rodriguez|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(I): injured and assigned to Extended Spring Training
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(MIL): military list
(TO): tryout player not under contract
(FA): free agent signee
(xx): round 2013 drafted player was selected
(L) left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(#+#): for teams, the number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+TI+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players